Did you know that Thiago Gomes went back to his 4way roots at the Paraclete XP Outdoor Championship 2013?
posted: May 24th, 2013 The Paraclete XP Outdoor Championship 2013 included a very special reunion that the NSL News has not covered yet.
Thiago Gomes, former SDC Rhythm XP Tail and new Point for Arizona Airspeed, was hanging out a lot with the Brazilian delegation in DeLand. Anima and Ladies first had made the long trip from Brazil to Florida, following the national team CTR Optimum's trail who attended the same competition in 2012.
Thiago Gomes, born and raised in Brazil, lived there for many years and eventually made it into the national... (more)
Did you know that Martial Ferre is selecting a new German all-female 8way lineup?
posted: May 13th, 2013 The idea of a female 8way team is not new and was born even before the IPC (International Parachuting Commission) created the female 4way category. The new event was tested at the World Championship of Formation Skydiving 1999 for the first time and officially integrated in Spain 2001.
Passion 8, the female 8way team from Perris, competed already in the Intermediate Class of the USPA Nationals 1997 and moved up into the 8way Open Class competition in 1998. Perris owner Melanie Conatser had launched the project and was a team member of the original lineup (Melanie Conatser, Jackie Dineen, Doro... (more)
Did you know that Caroline Layne has unfinished 4way business?
posted: May 8th, 2013 The team name DeLand Slide appeared at Skyleague.com the first time after the April meet of the Florida Skydiving League. It was a weather meet, and the new team posted a 7-pointer for the only competition sequence that could be completed in DeLand.
Later in April, the NSL News learned that team member Caroline Layne has a very special story to tell and followed up on 29 April 2013. First, her story was mostly about her older brother James who was Dan BC's team mate and lost his life in the 1992 plane crash in Perris.
Did you know that the Paraclete XP Outdoor Championship had an international AA Class competition?
posted: Apr 25th, 2013 The Paraclete XP Outdoor Championship 2013 included an AA Class competition, as well. Three teams signed up for this category and had a great competition over six rounds.
It was an international competition, as Pari-Passu was the second team from the Netherlands (Cool Runnings - AAA Class) who concluded a spring training camp in DeLand with the meet test at the end. Home team DeLand DeLand and Teiwaz represented the Florida Skydiving League.
The three teams finished within 11 points after six rounds, and Teiwaz with... (more)
Did you know that the beginning competition season brings funny feelings?
posted: Apr 20th, 2013 The 2013 competition season is slowly beginning. It is time again to get ready for the first meet of the year and become familiar with the special circumstances and feelings that a competition brings to you.
Several indoor meets have offered the opportunity to post some scores during the winter. Valentine's Meet in Eloy and Paraclete XP Outdoor Championship in DeLand were the first outdoor meets this year. Local and regional meets will follow with spring arriving in the northern parts of the USA and in Europe.
Blue Skies Mag gave the NSL News the opportunity to think out loud about the mental... (more)
Did you know that Cool Runnings launched the team's 8th competition season?
posted: Apr 19th, 2013 There was only one team at the Paraclete XP Outdoor Championship 2013 that had never competed in the AAA Class before. The coolest team of the competition used the event to test the new waters and the new six blocks after a training camp with coach Solly Williams in DeLand.
Cool Runnings from the Netherlands was launching this lineup's 4th year with the first slot switcher in team history. It was a tough start, as the judges also did not like what they saw and deducted three points. The 4-pointer in Round 1 was not the... (more)